Executive degrees: the next warfront for universities?
In Kenya, only select private universities offer these courses that take at least two years and are intended for mid-career professionals who are employed full-time. Strathmore University offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Executives at KES1,962,900 (US$14,300) while Aga Khan University offers the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation that goes for KES1,656,000. The United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) offers the Global Executive MBA, bringing to three the number of private universities in Kenya offering the course.
“Part of the reforms for the higher education sector is a look at extra income streams. We are looking at how universities can start having more executive programmes, which is a cash cow they should tap into,” said Universities Fund Chief Executive Geoffrey Monari.
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